Software update: PowerToys 0.27.0

Microsoft has released a new version of PowerToys. The PowerToys are a collection of small programs for power users. There were PowerToys for Windows 95 and Windows XP and not so long ago Microsoft also started developing a version for Windows 10. At the moment there are only a limited number of programs in the collection, including FancyZones , Windows key shortcut guide , PowerRename , PowerToys Run and Keyboard Manager. The release notes for this release can be found below.

Release v0.27.0

Our goals for 0.27 release cycle was to focus on end-user experience, stability, accessibility, localization and quality of life improvements for both the development team and our end users

Where is the Video Conference utility?This will be coming in about a week’s time. We need additional work done here to ship this out. It will be 0.28 Experimental and will be 0.27 + The video conference utility. We skipped 0.26’s release for higher priority work.

Release Notes


  • Installer improvements including dark mode
  • Large sums of accessibility issues fixed.
  • Worked on localization effort. If you find issues, please [make us aware so we can correct them] [loc-bug].

Color Picker

  • Updated interface and new editor experience


  • Multi-monitor editor experience now drastically improved for discoverability.
  • Zones being forgotten on restart
  • Added in ability to have no layout

Image Resizer

  • Updated interface

PowerToys Run

  • Removed unused dependencies


  • Added Lookbehind support via Boost library
Version number 0.27.0
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 10
Website Microsoft
File size 18.60MB
License type GPL